20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah
Fly:  21 h
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h
3
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Toronto
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  3 h
6
Montreal, Quebec
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Quebec City, Quebec
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Jeddah

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Granville Island and Gastown. Attractions like Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, have fun and explore at Science World, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, and stroll around Stanley Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour itinerary builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vancouver is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in Vancouver at 8°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and then walk around Beacon Hill Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Beehive Wool Shop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Victoria are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Hill Park ©
Beacon Hill Park
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

3
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get outdoors at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Banff Springs Golf Course. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, explore the activities along Moraine Lake, cruise along Icefields Parkway, and look for gifts at Willock & Sax Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Victoria to Banff National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in January, expect Banff National Park to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Banff Springs Golf Course ©
Banff Springs Golf Course
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Conservatory, trek along White Water Walk, and then try your luck at Niagara Fallsview Casino.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Banff National Park to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in January: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
White Water Walk ©
White Water Walk
Niagara Fallsview Casino ©
Niagara Fallsview Casino

2
nights
Toronto

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, then meet the residents at Toronto Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toronto online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Toronto

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Hockey Hall of Fame ©
Hockey Hall of Fame

2
nights
Montreal, Quebec

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal, wander the streets of Rue Ste.-Catherine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Notre-Dame Basilica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Port of Montreal, then don't miss a visit to Crescent Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal planner.

Getting from Toronto to Montreal by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get a bit cooler in Montreal: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Quebec City.

Things to do in Montreal

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Biodome de Montreal ©
Biodome de Montreal
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

3
nights
Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City ©
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Quebec and La Citadelle de Quebec. Get some historical perspective at Place Royale and Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, appreciate the extensive heritage of Terrasse Dufferin, wander the streets of Quartier Petit Champlain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Quebec City trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Montreal to Quebec City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in January since evenings lows in Quebec City dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
Highlights from your plan
Old Quebec ©
Old Quebec
Place Royale ©
Place Royale
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency ©
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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